NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/1/15
NBA Player Updates 1/1: The Latest News from Around the League, Tonight's TV Schedule and More
January 1, 2015
The NBA will be opening up 2015 with a whimper instead of a bang, as there are just two games on the schedule today. While we’re nursing our hangovers and waiting on those tip-offs to get going, let’s check out some of the notable players and situations around the league. Here’s the latest.
Kings-Celtics: Boston was able to halt was able to halt their four-game losing streak last night with a solid victory at home over the visiting Kings. Jared Sullinger carried the team during the 106-84 affair, posting 20 points and 11 rebounds on the evening. Kelly Olynyk would add 15 points of his own while Jae Crowder managed 12.
On the other side, Darren Collison and Carl Landry provided 14 points each, but the Kings still lost their ninth of the last 11 games.
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Pacers-Heat: We had a good rivalry game between two perennial Eastern Conference powerhouses yesterday. The Pacers took this victory over the Heat, snagging a 106-95 win in Indianapolis.
C.J. Miles put up 25 points while George Hill logged 20. The game was decided in the third, when Indy rallied to take control of the game.
The Pacers are now 12-21 while Miami falls to 14-19. Both teams will look to get on track in the new calendar year.
Knicks-Clippers: The Knicks were outmatched and far from home yesterday, which led to a 99-78 loss to the Clippers in L.A. J.J. Redick put up 20 points and was instrumental in the team’s 13-0 run starting out the third quarter. DeAndre Jordan would add 14 points and 12 rebounds in a double-double. Blake Griffin also logged a nice effort with 13 points, seven rebounds and 11 assists, tying a career-high for helpers.
It was the Knicks’ ninth straight loss.
Bucks-Cavaliers: The Cavaliers’ troubles continued against the Bucks last night in Cleveland. Brandon Knight posted 26 points and Milwaukee didn’t have a whole lot of trouble in the 96-80 victory.
Cleveland was without both LeBron James (knee) and Kevin Love (back), which led to their fourth loss in the last five outings. Kyrie Irving led the way with 26 points in the losing effort while Tristan Thompson doubled up on 10 points and 13 rebounds.
James is questionable for tomorrow’s game.
NBA Daily Schedule: Here’s a look at the upcoming games in the 2014-15 NBA season, including the start times and TV networks where you can catch each matchup.
Thursday, January 1, 2014:
8:00 PM ET:
Denver Nuggets at Chicago Bulls (SPORTSNET ONE, ALTITUDE, CSN-CHICAGO)
Sacramento Kings at Minnesota Timberwolves (TSN2, CSN-CA, FS NORTH)
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